A patchwork-stlye image of two people and writing: The Stranger
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Classical Music

Kim André Arnesen's The Stranger

Brighton Festival Chorus
Sat 11 May 2024
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Conductor James Morgan

Orchestra Chamber Domaine

Brighton Festival Chorus presents the UK Premiere of Kim André Arnesen’s The Stranger. Originally commissioned by Minneapolis’s Together In Hope Choir in conjunction with the UNHCR, its interweaving of refugee poems and multi-faith texts in an ecumenical musical mix spells out the message: we are not strangers, but all share a common humanity. 

Brighton Festival Chorus & Brighton Festival Youth Choir

The Brighton Festival Choirs join forces in two concerts which resonate with our current global context of displacement & exile of people, and a realisation that in the end, we all share the same dreams. Through giving voices to the first person accounts of refugees and their experiences, the choirs will amplify stories of resilience and hope and sing a powerful appeal to our common humanity.  

A giant puppet of The Girl From Aleppo, surrounded by puppet seaguls on sticks

Brighton Festival Youth Choir

Sat 11 May, 6pm | All Saints

Join Brighton Festival Youth Choir before the Brighton Festival Chorus performance for a retelling of the real-life story of a Kurdish teenager, centered around Cecilia McDowall’s cantata for children’s voices The Girl from Aleppo

More info & book Book both concerts for £27.50

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